New Releases For The Week Of August 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One for the Books (A Library Lover's Mystery Book 11) by [Jenn McKinlay]Wedding bells are ringing in the latest page-turning Library Lover’s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Word to the Wise.

Love is in the air in Briar Creek as library director Lindsey Norris and boat captain Mike (Sully) Sullivan are finally tying the knot. The entire town is excited for the happy day, and Lindsey and Sully’s plan for a small wedding evaporates as more and more people insist upon attending the event of the year.   

When Lindsey and her crafternoon pals head out to Bell Island to see if it can accommodate the ever-expanding guest list, they are horrified to discover a body washed up on the rocky shore. Even worse, Lindsey recognizes the man as the justice of the peace who was supposed to officiate her wedding ceremony. When it becomes clear he was murdered, Lindsey can’t help but wonder if it had to do with the wedding. Now she has to book it to solve the mystery before it ends her happily ever after before it’s even begun….  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing Jack by [Parnell Hall]“Pure Parnell Hall – wit, intensity, sharp dialog and vivid characters … maybe his best yet.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A relentless, darkly-funny thriller by Parnell Hall, the New York Times bestselling author of the Puzzle Lady series. Two killers are leaving a trail of mutilated corpses across Manhattan… while hunting a mysterious man with a name so common, they may never run out of victims. They are pursued by a disgraced cop, dying of cancer and desperate for redemption. Caught in the middle, but unaware of it, are a tabloid reporter and the cast of a troubled Broadway play facing a terrifying battle for their lives.

Chasing Jack is what you’ll find if you look up ‘Black Humor’ in your Funkin’ Wagnalls. The wit is savage, the pace relentless. Parnell Hall, always outstanding, has never been better.” Lawrence Block

“Parnell Hall has long been one of my favorite crime fiction writers.  Chasing Jack is his best yet.” Harlan Coben

“Parnell Hall is a pro’s pro’s pro. No one else creates characters as deftly or puts them in heart-in-your-mouth situations with such economy. Read Chasing Jack once for the joy of it and a second time for a lesson in how thriller writing is done.” SJ Rozan

“Parnell Hall, a master of the genre, is on fire in Chasing Jack, a bloody, twisty tale set in the tabloid world of night time Manhattan. Required reading for mystery fans.” Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Parnell Hall’s books:

“The pleasure is in the wordplay, at which Hall is a master.” The New York Times

“Hall’s sly swipes at the movie business enhance this lively tale that keeps readers guessing about the culprit to the end.” Publishers Weekly

“Hall develops his usual complex plot and dialogue-driven narrative, highly recommended to fans of writers like Ed McBain.” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Hall is a born yarn spinner. Erle Stanley Gardner would be proud. And maybe just a tad envious.” Los Angeles Times

“Will keep fans of light humorous mysteries happily turning the pages.” Kirkus Review

“A fast-moving tale with a light touch. Crime fiction doesn’t get much more entertaining than this.” Booklist

“Hall handles comic dialogue as well as any in crime fiction” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Dish Pizza Disaster (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series Book 5) by [Jodi Rath, Karen Phillips, Rebecca Grubb]

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

“NO! He’s not the father. You’re all wrong! The father is . . .”

Everyone at the festival stood with their mouths hanging open as Lydia, who went into labor on Labor Day, revealed the identity of the baby’s father.

Autumn is beautiful in Leavensport, Ohio, with the colorful leaves and that crisp bit of coolness that dissipates the humid air that blankets the village each summer—but there is a dark cloud when a merchant from Tri-City is killed at the Leavensport Fall Festival.

Suburbanites clash with villagers, an MS flare-up puts Detective Meiser in a wheelchair, two couples announce their engagement, and someone is poisoned! This Labor Day weekend will do more than honor the laborers of Leavensport and Tri-City—it will pit them against one another to find a killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost From the Grave: A Chantilly Adair Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Chantilly Adair Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Carolyn Ridder Aspenson]Contrary to what many people think, most ghosts aren’t all that chatty. They like to pop in and out and leave cryptic messages that take forever to figure out.

Take the groundskeeper at my son’s lacrosse park: I know he’s trying to tell me something, but his mysterious messages and finger-pointing are impossible to understand.

And when my son’s lacrosse teammate goes missing, I know that ghost knows something. But getting him to talk about it is harder than getting my teenager to unplug from his video game!

Just as the puzzle begins to take shape, I start to realize that the situation is even worse than I had thought.

And then my own son disappears.

Now it’s all-out war…

Because nothing can stop a mother from saving her child.

If you like Southern paranormal cozy mysteries, you’ll love this stand-alone cozy mystery!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grave Secrets (Lavington Windsor Mysteries Book 1) by [Alice James]

An adventure with zombies. And vampires. And romance. And croquet.
Toni Windsor is trying to live a quiet life in the green and pleasant county of Staffordshire. She’d love to finally master the rules of croquet, acquire a decent boyfriend and make some commission as an estate agent…

…but first she’s got to deal with zombies rising from their graves, vampires sneaking out of their coffins and a murder to solve.

It’s all made rather more complicated by the fact that she’s the one raising all the zombies—oh, and she’s dating one of the vampires. Really, what’s a girl meant to do?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

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Passport to Murder: A Collection of Travel Cozy Mystery Shorts by [Traci Andrighetti, Laura Durham, Nikki Haverstock, Lucy Jackson, Zara Keane, Shea MacLeod, Sara Rosett, R.L. Syme]Eight of your favorite cozy sleuths travel to parts unknown, only to be followed by MORE MURDER! Each short shows a familiar sleuth in a new location, solving a brand new crime. Enjoy!

Titles include:

Mirto Magenta by Traci Andrighetti
To escape a hellish New Orleans summer, PI Franki Amato takes a dream case investigating a theft in Sardinia’s Gulf of Angels. Will she find the culprit and get her slice of beach heaven? Or will dark forces on the island send her to the bottom of a watery inferno?

Jewel of the Aisle by Laura Durham
A destination wedding at a historic Bahamian hotel. A missing diamond ring. A wedding planner who’s vowed to unmask the thief.

Death In The Dormitory by Nikki Haverstock
Archery coach and occasional amateur sleuth Di is looking forward to a relaxing weekend chaperoning a tournament with her Great Dane, Moo. But when a rival’s team coach is taken away in an ambulance, Di suspects foul play. How will she prove her suspicion when everyone thinks it’s an accident? 

Goats in the Machine by Lucy Jackson
Mysterious ghosts from the present evoke ghosts from Fancy’s past when she joins a friend on a culinary Caribbean adventure.

Darby O’Kill by Zara Keane
Chaperoning a group of seniors around Ireland, I expected a weekend filled with ceilidh music and incontinence pants. Instead, I got whiskey-swilling hard rock devotees…and a corpse.

The Larceny in the Luau by Shea MacLeod
A priceless jewel is stolen during a luau. Can Viola find the culprit before the police arrest the wrong person?

Death In Venice by Sara Rosett
When honeymooning location scouts Kate and Alex visit Venice, they find romance . . . and murder.

Vangie Vale and the Full Metal Frangipane by R.L. Syme
Even after crossing a border, somehow, trouble finds Vangie. The mountains of Western Canada aren’t safe from the full-metal frangipane…

Scroll up and buy today!   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fly, Peaches Fly (Sweet Peach Bakery Book 12) by [Wendy Meadows]Will this be Momma Peach’s final end, or will a sweet voice from her past let Momma know everything is going to be okay?

Momma Peach travels to Fiji for a little relaxation and sun with Michelle. What could be better? Beautiful beaches. Clear blue skies. A beautiful ocean. But when Michelle’s husband asks them to fly to a smaller, remote island in order to have a romantic weekend with his wife, Momma Peach’s fun in the sun suddenly turns into a stormy case of murder and danger.

When the pilot of the seaplane Momma and Michelle are flying on suddenly dies, the plane crashes into the stormy ocean with three other women aboard. Momma Peach and her battered crew manage to make it to the shores of a deserted island in one piece, not knowing what dangers lay ahead for them. Sharks, hired killers, two murderous women, a bitter daughter, and giant cockroaches all make an appearance as poor Momma tries to figure out who killed the pilot while struggling to stay alive.

Have mercy! Will Momma Peach finally meet her end on a deserted island where she only has one roll of toilet paper? Or will she manage to escape with the help of a very special dolphin and the hearts of three women who refuse to give up?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case of the Abandoned Bones (Corgi Case Files Book 10) by [Jeffrey Poole]

 

 

 

The discovery of human remains on his property will, once again, land Zack Anderson in the Pomme Valley PD’s hot seat and it’ll be up to Sherlock and Watson to keep him out of jail.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In High Spirits (A Dandelion Ponds Mystery Book 1) by [Beth  Prentice]How do you rest in peace when you’re stuck between two worlds?b>

Daisy Montgomery lived her best life. She was a good person, treated people well, was kind to animals and didn’t have any enemies. Or so she thought.

Then one night she was attacked by a force so powerful that it separated her body from her soul, and she found herself stuck somewhere between life and death. Unfortunately for Daisy being a spirit had its limitations, and it seemed unlike every other ghost she’d ever read about, she lacked the ability to walk through walls.

Luckily her little dog Albie led her to super sexy Charlie O’Sullivan, a man who can not only see her spirit and open doors for her, but he made her question everything she thought she knew about her life.

Was her fiancé really her soul mate who loved her more than her money?
Did her late father’s inheritance put a target on her back?
Did he bequeath her more than his money?
And what is the dark force that is shadowing her every move?

When her attacker kills again, she must use her newfound knowledge to discover who they are before her loved-one’s lives are irreversibly and tragically changed forever. With the help of Charlie and his merry band of spirit helpers, she followed the clues, leading her to a discovery that put her in a race against a murderer.

But can she solve the crime before the killer destroys everything she ever loved? Will she walk to the light and rest in peace? Or will she be stuck forever between the two worlds?


The secrets of Dandelion Ponds are so dangerous and treacherous that not even the dead can save them!

In High Spirits is the first in a brand new cozy paranormal mystery series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottled Up: A Paranormal Genie Cozy: Wish Upon A Mystery Series by [Rachel Rivers]♥♥♥ Who loves I Dream Of Jeannie as much as I did? Well, she’s ba-ack! ♥♥♥

Not exactly, of course, just my version of her. And Major Nelson is back too. Although, this time the genie’s master is not a major, or an astronaut… he’s more of a numbers guy, who has always secretly dreamed of becoming a P.I.  

On the morning of his wedding, he finds himself at the beach wanting to end it all, rather than go through with his marriage to his overbearing fiancée—when he’s hit over the head with a falling object. (Which he later credits for saving his life.) Stumbling back to shore, he inadvertently kicks a bottle out of the surf, dislodging its cork and releasing a genie. Turns out, it was her bottle that hit him in the head and knocked the sense back into him. He’ll have to thank her for that later.
Now he has two women in his life, he’s not sure he wants. This day is going swimmingly.

As for the genie, she instantly proclaims him to be her new master—having lost the old one to a skydiving jump gone terribly wrong, that plunked her bottle into the ocean and him onto the beach, face down in the sand, presumed dead.

But is he? 

It’s against genie law to procure more than one master at a time, but she doesn’t have time to think about that, as new master has ditched his bride at the altar and they are suddenly on the lam—where genie accidentally becomes witnesses to a murder. Together, they must solve the mystery of the whodunit, before they end up the killer’s next victim. Then there’s the little matter of the Zolton, supreme ruler of all genies, who is less than impressed with the news of her master swap.

Can genie and her new master sleuth their way out of trouble… while avoiding falling in love?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Therapist's Gambit (Amelia Gardner Series Book 5) by [Jessica King]Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they are after you…

The Therapist has Amelia’s half-brother, Nathan, in her clutches and she needs to recover him before it is too late.

However, the Therapist has a few tricks up her sleeve as she plans to lead Amelia and David down a dark path of no return.

The game is set. The stakes are high, and the pressure is on. Will Amelia come out of this as a winner?


Scroll up and ONE click to order yours today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis Balls and a Body: Cozy Mystery (Courtside Cafe Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Myrtle Morse, Ruby Loren]

Tennis balls should come with a health warning attached.


When Oliver organises a charity tournament to bring more business to the Courtside Cafe, Serena is touched by the gesture. Or she would be… if she didn’t suspect her tennis coach is only doing it to stop her from asking more questions about the secret he’s hiding.

A secret she is worried could ruin everything.

To make matters worse, she is the one who finds the body on Court Two.

A man is dead, and a collection of curiously weighted tennis balls are the only clue.

Is the killer someone closer to her than she wants to accept?

Serena is determined to uncover the truth about Fillyfield Tennis Club and it’s mysterious owner.

But some secrets are better kept that way.

If you love uplifting cozy mysteries, quirky cats, and snarky humour, you’ll love this series. Pick up this page-turning cozy cafe mystery today!


*Includes recipe for chocolate sandwich cake!*

All books in this series can be read as standalone mysteries, but they are better enjoyed as a series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off With Their Heads: A Wonderland Library Mystery (Wonderland Library Mysteries Book 1) by [Annie McKay, Anne Riley]Welcome to Wonderland, Alabama, where residents embrace their obvious connection to the Lewis Carroll classic with kitschy restaurants and tourist shops. Every year, on the last night of September, the town excitedly gathers at Wonderland Public Library for the Tumbledown Eve party. It’s a jovial night that officially kicks off the five-day Tumbledown Festival, a celebration of Alice in Wonderland that brings in Alice fans from all over the Southeast.

At this year’s party, library director Emerson Bloom is pretty proud of her Caterpillar costume and her signature cocktail, a rum-spiked Mad Hatter’s Brew. She is confident it will be a celebratory festival year, as always. But when one of her party guests is found axed to death in the Impossibilities Room, Emerson realizes that someone in their tight-knit community is a killer and no one is above suspicion. Unfortunately, that includes Emerson’s beloved mentor and friend, Mrs. Larson, who bizarrely confesses to the crime and sends the whole town tumbling down a rabbit hole of suspicion and unease.

On the surface, Mrs. Larsen’s confession seems to hold water — until a white rabbit leads Emerson through the rose bushes to the Larsens’ property, where she encounters a much more likely suspect. As threatening notes arrive at the library and another citizen is attacked, Emerson feels certain that Mrs. Larsen can’t be guilty. But proving her friend’s innocence will require peering through the looking glass into the past, where secrets swirl thick and the impossible becomes reality.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fireflies of Estill County by [Kim Wilson]

Bertie Dunnigan, a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, receives an anonymous email with the subject heading “Fireflies.” She knows even before opening it that the worst night of her life has come back to haunt her. It was 1975 in Estill County, Kentucky, when Bertie and three of her closest friends set out on a sweltering July night for a little excitement and spirited fun. What began as an evening of teenage laughter and adventure would end with terror, forever changing the course of their lives.

Read on in The Fireflies of Estill County to learn more about the night that transformed Bertie’s life.

Critical acclaim for Wilson’s book, Bird ★★★★★

  • “This book grabbed me from the very beginning! “
  • “LOVED the book! Great visual descriptions…felt immersed in the story during it’s entirety….both physically and emotionally. “
  • “I really liked the story with the flip flopping timelines.”
  • “Very sweet book. “
  • “A must-read for the summer.”  (Amazon)
  • Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Inheritance to Die For (Ash Jericho Book 1) by [Bonnie Elizabeth]

 

A killer stalks small town Seales Kentucky. If returning home to Kentucky because her grandmother was dying wasn’t bad enough, Ash Jericho loses her cousin to murder. Worse, Ash becomes the main suspect.Ash realizes she’ll have to find the real killer when the local police follow her around town, waiting for a misstep. Investigation might not be Ash’s forte but between her best friend’s font of local knowledge and Ash’s ability to read impressions from objects, she decides to muddle through. Until the next murder. Pretty soon, it appears Ash could be the killer’s next target. An Inheritance to Die For is the first novel in the Ash Jericho mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gone Daddy Blues: A Grace Street Mystery (The Grace Street Mysteries Book 7) by [Jane Tesh]Discouraged by a recent deadbeat dad case, PI David Randall wonders if he should close the detective agency he operates from his psychic friend Camden’s boarding house at 302 Grace Street in Parkland, North Carolina. But Doreen Padgett, a scrappy teen, convinces him to find her useless father, Arliss. Arliss and Doreen’s mother have divorced, and Doreen wants the man to pay what he owes her family. It’s another deadbeat dad, but Randall agrees to take the case. Then policeman Jordan Finley comes to Grace Street with a blouse he wants Camden to touch. The blouse belongs to the victim of a suspected serial killer, a man with a bizarre fondness for blond hair. Camden has a serious reaction to the blouse, but can’t see anything that will lead to the killer except a hatred for a woman named Margaret. Randall wants in on this case.Cam’s wife Ellin is looking forward to her fifteen year high school reunion. Randall discovers Arliss Padgett was in her class and may attend the reunion, a good place to catch him. There is also a photo of a blond named Margaret and photos of boys who could fit the killer’s description. When Cam has a reaction to a certain yearbook page, Randall knows he’s on the right track. Of the two possibilities on the page, Bradley Wallace, former basketball star, seems most likely.Randall’s girlfriend Kary, who loves going out in disguise, and her former school teacher mentor, Lottie, a slightly ditzy little woman who writes mystery novels, discover that Bradley Wallace was abandoned by his abusive mother and is dealing with rejection by stalking and killing women who ignore him, including Margaret Layton, the girl he lusted after in high school.Randall needs Cam’s help, but Cam, always reluctant to use his psychic talent, has had an accident. While repairing the roof, he fell and lost his memory–or so it seems. Randall suspects Cam has convenient amnesia so he won’t have to delve into the killer’s mind. At the reunion, Arliss doesn’t show, and Randall finds that Wallace has sent another man, Stuart King, in his place to find out more about Margaret. Randall doesn’t know if Stuart is a harmless go-between or if he’s part of Wallace’s plan to kill Margaret. Where is Wallace hiding and how is he getting his information? Is there a connection to Arliss? Randall has to find the killer especially since he realizes that except for himself, everyone who lives at 302 Grace Street is blond.Gone Daddy Blues is the seventh in the Grace Street Mysteries, the continuing adventures of the family and friends who live at 302 Grace Street.  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of August 30, 2020–Part 5

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of August 30th, 2020. I am going to divide the list into 5 days because there are so very very many of them for the week. Today is the fifth and final day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

 

In High Spirits (A Dandelion Ponds Mystery Book 1) by [Beth  Prentice]How do you rest in peace when you’re stuck between two worlds?b>

Daisy Montgomery lived her best life. She was a good person, treated people well, was kind to animals and didn’t have any enemies. Or so she thought.

Then one night she was attacked by a force so powerful that it separated her body from her soul, and she found herself stuck somewhere between life and death. Unfortunately for Daisy being a spirit had its limitations, and it seemed unlike every other ghost she’d ever read about, she lacked the ability to walk through walls.

Luckily her little dog Albie led her to super sexy Charlie O’Sullivan, a man who can not only see her spirit and open doors for her, but he made her question everything she thought she knew about her life.

Was her fiancé really her soul mate who loved her more than her money?
Did her late father’s inheritance put a target on her back?
Did he bequeath her more than his money?
And what is the dark force that is shadowing her every move?

When her attacker kills again, she must use her newfound knowledge to discover who they are before her loved-one’s lives are irreversibly and tragically changed forever. With the help of Charlie and his merry band of spirit helpers, she followed the clues, leading her to a discovery that put her in a race against a murderer.

But can she solve the crime before the killer destroys everything she ever loved? Will she walk to the light and rest in peace? Or will she be stuck forever between the two worlds?


The secrets of Dandelion Ponds are so dangerous and treacherous that not even the dead can save them!

In High Spirits is the first in a brand new cozy paranormal mystery series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Therapist's Gambit (Amelia Gardner Series Book 5) by [Jessica King]Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they are after you…

The Therapist has Amelia’s half-brother, Nathan, in her clutches and she needs to recover him before it is too late.

However, the Therapist has a few tricks up her sleeve as she plans to lead Amelia and David down a dark path of no return.

The game is set. The stakes are high, and the pressure is on. Will Amelia come out of this as a winner?


Scroll up and ONE click to order yours today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Inheritance to Die For (Ash Jericho Book 1) by [Bonnie Elizabeth]

 

A killer stalks small town Seales Kentucky. If returning home to Kentucky because her grandmother was dying wasn’t bad enough, Ash Jericho loses her cousin to murder. Worse, Ash becomes the main suspect.Ash realizes she’ll have to find the real killer when the local police follow her around town, waiting for a misstep. Investigation might not be Ash’s forte but between her best friend’s font of local knowledge and Ash’s ability to read impressions from objects, she decides to muddle through. Until the next murder. Pretty soon, it appears Ash could be the killer’s next target. An Inheritance to Die For is the first novel in the Ash Jericho mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fireflies of Estill County by [Kim Wilson]

Bertie Dunnigan, a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, receives an anonymous email with the subject heading “Fireflies.” She knows even before opening it that the worst night of her life has come back to haunt her. It was 1975 in Estill County, Kentucky, when Bertie and three of her closest friends set out on a sweltering July night for a little excitement and spirited fun. What began as an evening of teenage laughter and adventure would end with terror, forever changing the course of their lives.

Read on in The Fireflies of Estill County to learn more about the night that transformed Bertie’s life.

Critical acclaim for Wilson’s book, Bird ★★★★★

  • “This book grabbed me from the very beginning! “
  • “LOVED the book! Great visual descriptions…felt immersed in the story during it’s entirety….both physically and emotionally. “
  • “I really liked the story with the flip flopping timelines.”
  • “Very sweet book. “
  • “A must-read for the summer.”  (Amazon)
  • Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing Jack by [Parnell Hall]“Pure Parnell Hall – wit, intensity, sharp dialog and vivid characters … maybe his best yet.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A relentless, darkly-funny thriller by Parnell Hall, the New York Times bestselling author of the Puzzle Lady series. Two killers are leaving a trail of mutilated corpses across Manhattan… while hunting a mysterious man with a name so common, they may never run out of victims. They are pursued by a disgraced cop, dying of cancer and desperate for redemption. Caught in the middle, but unaware of it, are a tabloid reporter and the cast of a troubled Broadway play facing a terrifying battle for their lives.

Chasing Jack is what you’ll find if you look up ‘Black Humor’ in your Funkin’ Wagnalls. The wit is savage, the pace relentless. Parnell Hall, always outstanding, has never been better.” Lawrence Block

“Parnell Hall has long been one of my favorite crime fiction writers.  Chasing Jack is his best yet.” Harlan Coben

“Parnell Hall is a pro’s pro’s pro. No one else creates characters as deftly or puts them in heart-in-your-mouth situations with such economy. Read Chasing Jack once for the joy of it and a second time for a lesson in how thriller writing is done.” SJ Rozan

“Parnell Hall, a master of the genre, is on fire in Chasing Jack, a bloody, twisty tale set in the tabloid world of night time Manhattan. Required reading for mystery fans.” Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Parnell Hall’s books:

“The pleasure is in the wordplay, at which Hall is a master.” The New York Times

“Hall’s sly swipes at the movie business enhance this lively tale that keeps readers guessing about the culprit to the end.” Publishers Weekly

“Hall develops his usual complex plot and dialogue-driven narrative, highly recommended to fans of writers like Ed McBain.” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Hall is a born yarn spinner. Erle Stanley Gardner would be proud. And maybe just a tad envious.” Los Angeles Times

“Will keep fans of light humorous mysteries happily turning the pages.” Kirkus Review

“A fast-moving tale with a light touch. Crime fiction doesn’t get much more entertaining than this.” Booklist

“Hall handles comic dialogue as well as any in crime fiction” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine  (Amazon)

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Passport to Murder: A Collection of Travel Cozy Mystery Shorts by [Traci Andrighetti, Laura Durham, Nikki Haverstock, Lucy Jackson, Zara Keane, Shea MacLeod, Sara Rosett, R.L. Syme]Eight of your favorite cozy sleuths travel to parts unknown, only to be followed by MORE MURDER! Each short shows a familiar sleuth in a new location, solving a brand new crime. Enjoy!

Titles include:

Mirto Magenta by Traci Andrighetti
To escape a hellish New Orleans summer, PI Franki Amato takes a dream case investigating a theft in Sardinia’s Gulf of Angels. Will she find the culprit and get her slice of beach heaven? Or will dark forces on the island send her to the bottom of a watery inferno?

Jewel of the Aisle by Laura Durham
A destination wedding at a historic Bahamian hotel. A missing diamond ring. A wedding planner who’s vowed to unmask the thief.

Death In The Dormitory by Nikki Haverstock
Archery coach and occasional amateur sleuth Di is looking forward to a relaxing weekend chaperoning a tournament with her Great Dane, Moo. But when a rival’s team coach is taken away in an ambulance, Di suspects foul play. How will she prove her suspicion when everyone thinks it’s an accident? 

Goats in the Machine by Lucy Jackson
Mysterious ghosts from the present evoke ghosts from Fancy’s past when she joins a friend on a culinary Caribbean adventure.

Darby O’Kill by Zara Keane
Chaperoning a group of seniors around Ireland, I expected a weekend filled with ceilidh music and incontinence pants. Instead, I got whiskey-swilling hard rock devotees…and a corpse.

The Larceny in the Luau by Shea MacLeod
A priceless jewel is stolen during a luau. Can Viola find the culprit before the police arrest the wrong person?

Death In Venice by Sara Rosett
When honeymooning location scouts Kate and Alex visit Venice, they find romance . . . and murder.

Vangie Vale and the Full Metal Frangipane by R.L. Syme
Even after crossing a border, somehow, trouble finds Vangie. The mountains of Western Canada aren’t safe from the full-metal frangipane…

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Fly, Peaches Fly (Sweet Peach Bakery Book 12) by [Wendy Meadows]Will this be Momma Peach’s final end, or will a sweet voice from her past let Momma know everything is going to be okay?

Momma Peach travels to Fiji for a little relaxation and sun with Michelle. What could be better? Beautiful beaches. Clear blue skies. A beautiful ocean. But when Michelle’s husband asks them to fly to a smaller, remote island in order to have a romantic weekend with his wife, Momma Peach’s fun in the sun suddenly turns into a stormy case of murder and danger.

When the pilot of the seaplane Momma and Michelle are flying on suddenly dies, the plane crashes into the stormy ocean with three other women aboard. Momma Peach and her battered crew manage to make it to the shores of a deserted island in one piece, not knowing what dangers lay ahead for them. Sharks, hired killers, two murderous women, a bitter daughter, and giant cockroaches all make an appearance as poor Momma tries to figure out who killed the pilot while struggling to stay alive.

Have mercy! Will Momma Peach finally meet her end on a deserted island where she only has one roll of toilet paper? Or will she manage to escape with the help of a very special dolphin and the hearts of three women who refuse to give up?  (Amazon)

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Case of the Abandoned Bones (Corgi Case Files Book 10) by [Jeffrey Poole]

 

 

 

The discovery of human remains on his property will, once again, land Zack Anderson in the Pomme Valley PD’s hot seat and it’ll be up to Sherlock and Watson to keep him out of jail.  (Amazon)

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Bottled Up: A Paranormal Genie Cozy: Wish Upon A Mystery Series by [Rachel Rivers]♥♥♥ Who loves I Dream Of Jeannie as much as I did? Well, she’s ba-ack! ♥♥♥

Not exactly, of course, just my version of her. And Major Nelson is back too. Although, this time the genie’s master is not a major, or an astronaut… he’s more of a numbers guy, who has always secretly dreamed of becoming a P.I.  

On the morning of his wedding, he finds himself at the beach wanting to end it all, rather than go through with his marriage to his overbearing fiancée—when he’s hit over the head with a falling object. (Which he later credits for saving his life.) Stumbling back to shore, he inadvertently kicks a bottle out of the surf, dislodging its cork and releasing a genie. Turns out, it was her bottle that hit him in the head and knocked the sense back into him. He’ll have to thank her for that later.
Now he has two women in his life, he’s not sure he wants. This day is going swimmingly.

As for the genie, she instantly proclaims him to be her new master—having lost the old one to a skydiving jump gone terribly wrong, that plunked her bottle into the ocean and him onto the beach, face down in the sand, presumed dead.

But is he? 

It’s against genie law to procure more than one master at a time, but she doesn’t have time to think about that, as new master has ditched his bride at the altar and they are suddenly on the lam—where genie accidentally becomes witnesses to a murder. Together, they must solve the mystery of the whodunit, before they end up the killer’s next victim. Then there’s the little matter of the Zolton, supreme ruler of all genies, who is less than impressed with the news of her master swap.

Can genie and her new master sleuth their way out of trouble… while avoiding falling in love?  (Amazon)

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Off With Their Heads: A Wonderland Library Mystery (Wonderland Library Mysteries Book 1) by [Annie McKay, Anne Riley]Welcome to Wonderland, Alabama, where residents embrace their obvious connection to the Lewis Carroll classic with kitschy restaurants and tourist shops. Every year, on the last night of September, the town excitedly gathers at Wonderland Public Library for the Tumbledown Eve party. It’s a jovial night that officially kicks off the five-day Tumbledown Festival, a celebration of Alice in Wonderland that brings in Alice fans from all over the Southeast.

At this year’s party, library director Emerson Bloom is pretty proud of her Caterpillar costume and her signature cocktail, a rum-spiked Mad Hatter’s Brew. She is confident it will be a celebratory festival year, as always. But when one of her party guests is found axed to death in the Impossibilities Room, Emerson realizes that someone in their tight-knit community is a killer and no one is above suspicion. Unfortunately, that includes Emerson’s beloved mentor and friend, Mrs. Larson, who bizarrely confesses to the crime and sends the whole town tumbling down a rabbit hole of suspicion and unease.

On the surface, Mrs. Larsen’s confession seems to hold water — until a white rabbit leads Emerson through the rose bushes to the Larsens’ property, where she encounters a much more likely suspect. As threatening notes arrive at the library and another citizen is attacked, Emerson feels certain that Mrs. Larsen can’t be guilty. But proving her friend’s innocence will require peering through the looking glass into the past, where secrets swirl thick and the impossible becomes reality.  (Amazon)

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Gone Daddy Blues: A Grace Street Mystery (The Grace Street Mysteries Book 7) by [Jane Tesh]Discouraged by a recent deadbeat dad case, PI David Randall wonders if he should close the detective agency he operates from his psychic friend Camden’s boarding house at 302 Grace Street in Parkland, North Carolina. But Doreen Padgett, a scrappy teen, convinces him to find her useless father, Arliss. Arliss and Doreen’s mother have divorced, and Doreen wants the man to pay what he owes her family. It’s another deadbeat dad, but Randall agrees to take the case. Then policeman Jordan Finley comes to Grace Street with a blouse he wants Camden to touch. The blouse belongs to the victim of a suspected serial killer, a man with a bizarre fondness for blond hair. Camden has a serious reaction to the blouse, but can’t see anything that will lead to the killer except a hatred for a woman named Margaret. Randall wants in on this case.Cam’s wife Ellin is looking forward to her fifteen year high school reunion. Randall discovers Arliss Padgett was in her class and may attend the reunion, a good place to catch him. There is also a photo of a blond named Margaret and photos of boys who could fit the killer’s description. When Cam has a reaction to a certain yearbook page, Randall knows he’s on the right track. Of the two possibilities on the page, Bradley Wallace, former basketball star, seems most likely.Randall’s girlfriend Kary, who loves going out in disguise, and her former school teacher mentor, Lottie, a slightly ditzy little woman who writes mystery novels, discover that Bradley Wallace was abandoned by his abusive mother and is dealing with rejection by stalking and killing women who ignore him, including Margaret Layton, the girl he lusted after in high school.Randall needs Cam’s help, but Cam, always reluctant to use his psychic talent, has had an accident. While repairing the roof, he fell and lost his memory–or so it seems. Randall suspects Cam has convenient amnesia so he won’t have to delve into the killer’s mind. At the reunion, Arliss doesn’t show, and Randall finds that Wallace has sent another man, Stuart King, in his place to find out more about Margaret. Randall doesn’t know if Stuart is a harmless go-between or if he’s part of Wallace’s plan to kill Margaret. Where is Wallace hiding and how is he getting his information? Is there a connection to Arliss? Randall has to find the killer especially since he realizes that except for himself, everyone who lives at 302 Grace Street is blond.Gone Daddy Blues is the seventh in the Grace Street Mysteries, the continuing adventures of the family and friends who live at 302 Grace Street.  (Amazon)

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Tennis Balls and a Body: Cozy Mystery (Courtside Cafe Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Myrtle Morse, Ruby Loren]

Tennis balls should come with a health warning attached.


When Oliver organises a charity tournament to bring more business to the Courtside Cafe, Serena is touched by the gesture. Or she would be… if she didn’t suspect her tennis coach is only doing it to stop her from asking more questions about the secret he’s hiding.

A secret she is worried could ruin everything.

To make matters worse, she is the one who finds the body on Court Two.

A man is dead, and a collection of curiously weighted tennis balls are the only clue.

Is the killer someone closer to her than she wants to accept?

Serena is determined to uncover the truth about Fillyfield Tennis Club and it’s mysterious owner.

But some secrets are better kept that way.

If you love uplifting cozy mysteries, quirky cats, and snarky humour, you’ll love this series. Pick up this page-turning cozy cafe mystery today!


*Includes recipe for chocolate sandwich cake!*

All books in this series can be read as standalone mysteries, but they are better enjoyed as a series.  (Amazon)

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Grave Secrets (Lavington Windsor Mysteries Book 1) by [Alice James]

An adventure with zombies. And vampires. And romance. And croquet.
Toni Windsor is trying to live a quiet life in the green and pleasant county of Staffordshire. She’d love to finally master the rules of croquet, acquire a decent boyfriend and make some commission as an estate agent…

…but first she’s got to deal with zombies rising from their graves, vampires sneaking out of their coffins and a murder to solve.

It’s all made rather more complicated by the fact that she’s the one raising all the zombies—oh, and she’s dating one of the vampires. Really, what’s a girl meant to do?  (Amazon)

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Ghost From the Grave: A Chantilly Adair Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The Chantilly Adair Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Carolyn Ridder Aspenson]Contrary to what many people think, most ghosts aren’t all that chatty. They like to pop in and out and leave cryptic messages that take forever to figure out.

Take the groundskeeper at my son’s lacrosse park: I know he’s trying to tell me something, but his mysterious messages and finger-pointing are impossible to understand.

And when my son’s lacrosse teammate goes missing, I know that ghost knows something. But getting him to talk about it is harder than getting my teenager to unplug from his video game!

Just as the puzzle begins to take shape, I start to realize that the situation is even worse than I had thought.

And then my own son disappears.

Now it’s all-out war…

Because nothing can stop a mother from saving her child.

If you like Southern paranormal cozy mysteries, you’ll love this stand-alone cozy mystery!  (Amazon)

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One for the Books (A Library Lover's Mystery Book 11) by [Jenn McKinlay]Wedding bells are ringing in the latest page-turning Library Lover’s Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Word to the Wise.

Love is in the air in Briar Creek as library director Lindsey Norris and boat captain Mike (Sully) Sullivan are finally tying the knot. The entire town is excited for the happy day, and Lindsey and Sully’s plan for a small wedding evaporates as more and more people insist upon attending the event of the year.   

When Lindsey and her crafternoon pals head out to Bell Island to see if it can accommodate the ever-expanding guest list, they are horrified to discover a body washed up on the rocky shore. Even worse, Lindsey recognizes the man as the justice of the peace who was supposed to officiate her wedding ceremony. When it becomes clear he was murdered, Lindsey can’t help but wonder if it had to do with the wedding. Now she has to book it to solve the mystery before it ends her happily ever after before it’s even begun….  (Amazon)

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Deep Dish Pizza Disaster (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series Book 5) by [Jodi Rath, Karen Phillips, Rebecca Grubb]

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

“NO! He’s not the father. You’re all wrong! The father is . . .”

Everyone at the festival stood with their mouths hanging open as Lydia, who went into labor on Labor Day, revealed the identity of the baby’s father.

Autumn is beautiful in Leavensport, Ohio, with the colorful leaves and that crisp bit of coolness that dissipates the humid air that blankets the village each summer—but there is a dark cloud when a merchant from Tri-City is killed at the Leavensport Fall Festival.

Suburbanites clash with villagers, an MS flare-up puts Detective Meiser in a wheelchair, two couples announce their engagement, and someone is poisoned! This Labor Day weekend will do more than honor the laborers of Leavensport and Tri-City—it will pit them against one another to find a killer.  (Amazon)

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